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Seafood Gumbo

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Ingredients
  Reduced calorie margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Onions 2 Cup (32 tbs), chopped in all
  Tasso/Lean ham 1 1⁄4 Ounce, minced
  Celery 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), chopped in all
  Bell pepper 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs), chopped in all
  Sliced okra 4 Cup (64 tbs) (In All)
  Peeled chopped tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Seafood magic 4 Teaspoon (1 Tablespoon Plus 1 Teaspoon Chef Paul Prudhomme'S, In All)
  Bay leaves 3
  Shrimp stock/Water 7 Cup (112 tbs)
  Oyster 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Minced garlic 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Peeled shrimp 1 Pound
  Minced green onions 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Green Part Only)
  Large oysters 1 Dozen (Or 2 Dozen Medium Pieces)
  Crabmeat 1⁄2 Pound (Picked Over)
  Hot cooked rice 6 Cup (96 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a large pot or kettle place margarine over high heat.
2. Put in 1 cup chopped onions and the tasso, cook over high heat, stirring occasionally and scraping the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon, about 3 1/2 minutes.
3. Put in 1 cup celery and 3/4 cup bell pepper.
4. Lower heat to medium, cover and cook about 2 minutes.
5. Take out the cover and add 3 cups okra and all of the tomatoes.
6. Mixing thoroughly, add 1 tablespoon of the SEAFOOD MAGIC and stir, scraping up all the caramelized browned bits on the bottom of the pot.
7. If this browned part does not come up easily, add 2 tablespoons of stock and scrape it up.
MAKING
8. Put in the bay leaves and let it cook, covered, over high heat, occasionally stirring and scraping, about 8 minutes.
9. Stir in 1 cup of shrimp stock, scrape the bottom of the pot, cover and cook 12 minutes.
10. Put in the oyster liquid, and 1/2 teaspoon garlic.
11. Stir, using the liquid to help scrape the bottom of the pot.
12. Cover and let it cook 11 minutes.
13. Put in 4 cups stock, remaining 1 cup onions, 1/2 cup celery, 1 cup okra, 1/2 cup bell pepper and the remaining teaspoon of minced garlic.
14. Cook, stirring, 2 minutes.
15. Put in 2 more cups of stock and cook another 3 minutes.
16. Stir in the remaining teaspoon of SEAFOOD MAGIC and continue cooking for 8 minutes.
17. Put in the salt, cook 2 minutes, then stir in the shrimp, green onions, oysters and crabmeat.
18. Let it boil over high heat, then turn off heat and let it sit 5 to 10 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.
SERVING
19. Take out the bay leaves before serving.
20. Serve 1 cup of gumbo over 1/2 cup rice in each bowl.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Seafood
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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